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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

George Stephanopoulos
ABC host, This Week With George Stephanopoulos
KGO 07/28/2013
Stephanopoulos: Your new reporting zeroes in on one of the most explosive claims made by Snowden a few weeks back. Let's take a look. Video of Snowden: and I sitting at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge, to everyone the president if I had a personal e-mail. Now that claim was denied by intelligence officials, and the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers said he was lying. But your new reporting bolsters Snowden's claim.
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
KGO 07/28/2013
Greenwald continued 3: without going to the FISA court. But these systems allow analysts to listen to whatever e-mails day want. Whatever telephone calls, browsing histories, Microsoft word documents. It's an incredibly powerful and invasive tool exactly of the type that Mr. Snowden described. And NSA officials are going to testifying before the senate on Wednesday, and I defy them to deny that these programs work exactly I just said. Stephanopoulos: do we have any evidence that capability -- pretty explosive capability, that it was used? Greenwald: there's lots of evidence
Saxby Chambliss
U.S.Senator R-Georgia, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
KGO 07/28/2013
Stephanopoulos: You're the vice chair of the intelligence committee right now. Would it surprise you if it turns out what he's reporting there is true? That low-level officials have the capability to read e-mails, net traffic, listen to phone calls? Chambliss: George, it wouldn't just surprise me, shock me. I was at the NSA just last week. Spent a couple hours out there with high and low level NSA officials. What I have been assured of is there is no capability
Saxby Chambliss
U.S. Senator (R-Georgia), Vice-Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
KGO 07/28/2013
Chambliss continued 2: but if it was, it was pure accidental. Stephanopoulos: Senator Durbin, do you believe that, and second, we also want to talk about the vote referenced by Glenn Greenwald. That close vote in the house this week where the NSA bulk collection program did survive. But some of your democratic colleagues you’re going to be pushing to end it in the Senate as well, where do you stand on that? Durbin: this was an amazing vote. It came within six votes of challenging an intelligence operation. That doesn't happen very often. Hardly at all. it's an indication of a healthy democracy where the oversight
Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator, Majority Whip
KGO 07/28/2013
Stephanopoulos: will you vote for that amendment? Durbin: yes, I will. In fact, I sponsored it. I really believe we should limit the-is meta data collection. The notion we're going to collect all of the phone records of everyone living in an area code on the off-chance that someone in that area code may be a suspect at a later time goes way too far. And there should be another step, these FISA courts, there should be a real court proceeding. In this case, it's fixed in a way, it's loaded. there's only one case coming before the FISA's case, the government's case.
Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator, Majority Whip
KGO 07/28/2013
Let's have an advocate for someone standing up for civil liberties to speak up about the privacy of Americans when they make each of the decisions, and let’s release some of the transcripts, carefully redacted so people understand the debate that’s going on in these courts. Stephanopoulos: so Senator Chambliss, support for ending that program seems to be growing. Can you defeat the amendment, number one, and number two, what kind of reforms can you support?
Lon Snowden
father of Edward Snowden
KGO 08/11/2013
I want to add to this. In terms of the President made the statement that the President had enacted whistleblower laws that protected contractors like my son Edward, that is absolutely untrue. Either the President is being misled by his advisers or he is intentionally misleading the American people. Q. You don’t think he would have been protected by the whistleblower statutes? A. Absolutely not. Maybe at some point we should go through that.
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